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What does Elia mean?

Elia \e-lia\ as a name for boys (also used as girls' name Elia) means "Jehovah is God". Elia is a form of Elias (Greek, Hebrew). Elia is also a derivative of Elijah (Hebrew).


Elia has 8 variants: Eelia, Eli, Elie, Elli, Ely, Ilia, Ilie and Ilya.

Elia has 20 more related variations via Elias, Elijah: Eliasz, Elice, Elihu, Elija, Eliot, Elis, Eliyahu, Eljah, Eljasz, Ellice, Elliot, Ellis, Elyas, Elyot, Elyott, Ilija, Ilja, Ilyaas, Ilyas and Lige.


Elia is a rare given name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#12850 out of 88799, Top 14%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the boy name Elia and affiliated names. Popular varying forms of Elia (#unlisted) are Elijah (#11 a year ago), Eli (#49), Elias (#103), Elliot (#217), Ellis (#443), Lige, Ely, Eliot, Elie and Elis. These boy names reached the height of their popularity during 1880-1889 and have remained as popular to this day, but with the forms Lige and Elie becoming less in vogue. The most fashionable birth names among these are Ellis (#443), Elliot (#217), Elias (#103), Eli (#49) and Elijah (#11), with Eli, Elias, Elijah, Elliot and Ellis enjoying a resurgence in popularity. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Eli, Elias, Elie, Elijah, Eliot, Elliot, Ellis, Ely, Lige in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Eli, Elias, Elijah, Elis, Elliot, Ellis outside U.S.

Similar Names

Elia is pronounced similarly to Ali, Alia, Eliu, Eloi, Elois, Eloy and Ola. Other suggested similar baby names are Eliam and Elian. These names tend to be more frequently used than Elia.